Does Outlaw work for legal?
Outlaw positions itself as a collaborative contract management platform, with features that help in-house legal counsel to draft, sign, store and connect contracts with other platforms.
But does the software really offer the extensive functionality required to streamline the contracting process for legal and business teams?
This page explores the features, limitations and pricing of Outlaw, comparing it to Juro's all-in-one contract automation platform.
Outlaw is a contract management software that seeks to cover the contract lifecycle from end to end, much like Juro.
However, whilst Outlaw offers features that are relevant to the entire contract lifecycle, independent reviews suggest these features aren’t as advanced as those provided by Juro, meaning that the software may not be the preferred choice for managing contracts from start to finish.
For instance, Outlaw’s editor has been criticised in independent reviews for being difficult to use and having limited functionality. Similarly, Outlaw’s contract dashboard isn’t as customizable as users would like, according to reviews.
Scaling businesses need a contract tool they can rely on throughout the contract workflow, and Outlaw isn’t as functional or sophisticated as Juro’s all-in-one contract automation tool which provides everything legal and business teams need to create, edit, review, approve, sign and manage contracts at scale.
Key limitations of Outlaw include:
- Limited text editor functionality: Outlaw users have frequently reported that the template creator can be challenging to use and limited in its functionality, particularly for formatting contracts and adding or deleting new sections to them
- Lacks a customizable dashboard: numerous Outlaw users claim that the software lacks a robust, customizable dashboard, making it difficult for them to track, audit, and identify specific contracts and contract data
- Confusing to use: various Outlaw reviews state that the software isn’t user-friendly, and that it’s often unintuitive. This means that a lot of training is required for businesses to adopt the tool, which can be time-consuming and counterproductive
- Restrictive use cases: some reviews claim that the software is slightly rigid and requires adaptations for certain contract types like HR contracts, for example
- Difficult to implement: Outlaw users report implementation to be challenging, saying that they had to do a lot more work than they originally anticipated
Visionary legal counsel in scaling businesses require an end-to-end contract tool that provides enough functionality at every stage and can be implemented quickly.
Juro offers intuitive product features pre-signature and post-signature, allowing legal and commercial teams to confidently manage contracts at every stage of the contract lifecycle. Juro’s contract automation software can also be implemented quickly and efficiently, allowing your business to receive value from the software earlier than with a tool like Outlaw.
Let’s explore the various benefits of using Juro for your contracts, and how it can enable you to work from one unified workspace to create, negotiate, review, approve and sign contracts electronically.
✍️ Rich-text editor designed for contracts
Juro’s unique contract editor was designed specifically for contracts, with advanced creation, formatting and editing capabilities that enable legal and business teams to produce beautifully designed contracts in seconds.
The editor is simple to use and intuitive, making it easy for commercial teams like sales, HR, finance and operations to self-serve on contracts, with automated templates and conditional logic to speed up the process of contract creation.
For modern real estate agency Nested, Juro’s contract automation tool digitized the contract process and reduced the time it takes to set up a contract from 25 minutes to under a minute. Read more in Nested’s case study.
🌐 Real-time contract collaboration
The manual contract negotiation process takes place across multiple different tools, resulting in versions scattered everywhere, missed approvals and lengthy negotiation periods.
With Juro, you can collaborate with all stakeholders in real-time, from one unified workspace.
Juro users can set up approval workflows, leave internal and external comments and build pre-approved fallback positions into templates to speed up negotiations. Not only that, but users can also decide which edits they want to make visible to the counterparties, making it easier to control what they can and can’t see.
⚙️ Data-rich contract repository
What do you do with your contracts post-signature? For most businesses, contracts become lost in a storage drive, never to be looked at again.
Not with Juro, though. Juro’s data layer means that contract metadata can be captured and updated in real time, making contracts searchable and easy to query. This means that business and legal teams can quickly and easily track their obligations, conduct contract audits and monitor the contract metrics that matter most, like renewal dates.
With table views, renewal reminders and advanced search functionality, Juro users can identify, access and query contracts in seconds.
Outlaw doesn’t provide transparent information about their pricing. However, they do explain that their pricing is based on the number of users and the type of users accessing the platform, with core users and collaborators treated differently. They also state that the price will increase with access to additional features, and they encourage businesses to ‘build a plan’.
Whilst this provides flexibility, it also means that Outlaw can quickly become expensive for fast-growth businesses that want to roll the solution out across multiple departments to encourage self-serve and collaboration.
Juro, on the other hand, provides a pricing model that’s both flexible and affordable, with plans designed specifically for startups, scaleups, and whole companies seeking centralized control over contracts. To find out more, check out our pricing page.
Read independent Outlaw reviews
Outlaw is rated 4.6 out of 5 on G2, and 4.5 out of 5 on Capterra. This is considerably lower than Juro’s rating of 4.8, which is the average on both platforms.
In fact, according to G2, Juro beats Outlaw across at least 4 different criteria. These include ease of setup, ease of admin, quality of support and ease of doing business with, with Juro scoring higher across each of these categories according to independent reviews.
Here are some of Outlaw’s most recent reviews, sourced directly from independent sites:
“There are still a lot of features that are missing or lacking”
“The implementation we received didn't provide enough hands-on training to give us a good feel for the platform”
“I would like for the template creator to be more like word or pages; sometimes it can be a little difficult to make the document look the way you expect”
“The eSignature function could be improved”
Read independent Juro reviews
Unlike Outlaw, Juro is well-reviewed on all independent review sites, with reviews commending how easy the platform is to use and how advanced the software’s features are.
Here are just a few of the independent reviews left by existing Juro customers:
“Juro’s platform has significantly improved the efficiency of our legal function and has enabled our legal team to spend more time focusing on high-value work”
“Juro completely lifted the burden off our legal team by empowering our Sales team to handle the majority of small business contracts from start to finish”
“Before it took between 15 and 25 minutes in Word to set up a contract. With Juro it takes less than a minute”
“Easy to learn, intuitive GUI, anyone can use it without training. The Q&A function is amazing and let me as a legal person focus on contracts”